Kathleen Turner

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Movie Actress
Date of Birth June 19, 1954
Place of Birth Springfield, Missouri
Age 66 years old
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Kathleen Turner

Mary Kathleen Turner is an American film and stage actress and director. Known for her distinctive gritty voice, Turner has won two Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award. Turner rose to fame during the 1980s, after roles in Body Heat, The Man with Two Brains, Crimes of Passion, Romancing the Stone, and Prizzi's Honor, the last two earning her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. In the later 1980s and early 1990s, Turner had roles in The Accidental Tourist, The War of the Roses, Serial Mom, and Peggy Sue Got Married, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Turner later had roles in Undercover Blues, The Virgin Suicides, Baby Geniuses, and Beautiful, as well as guest-starring on the NBC sitcom Friends as Chandler Bing's drag queen father Charles Bing, and in the third season of Showtime's Californication as Sue Collini, the jaded, sex-crazed owner of a talent agency.

Born: Mary Kathleen Turner, June 19, 1954, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
Education: American School in London
Alma mater: Missouri State University, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (BFA, 1977)
Occupation: Actress, singer, theatre director
Years active: 1977–present
Children: 1
Website: Kathleen Turner's Official site
IMDb: Kathleen Turner's IMDb

About Kathleen Turner

Academy Award-nominated actress well known for her performances in 1981's Body Heat and 1984's Romancing The Stone. She provided the voice of Jessica Rabbit in the Disney film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? She has also appeared in Californication and Serial Mom.

Before Fame

As the daughter of a diplomat, she lived in Canada, Venezuela, England, and Cuba.


She played the father of Chandler Bing in the sitcom Friends.

Family Life

She married Jay Weiss in 1984, and the couple had daughter named Rachel Ann in 1987.


She worked with Christopher Lloyd in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

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